Year 3

Wecome Back after the Easter Break. We hope you had a super holiday and the children are ready for their last term in year 3.
 
Our Y3 Team is:
Miss Hosking; Mrs Wintle; Mrs Cheshire; Mrs Hill
 We've got a lot planned this term and we will work hard to get the children ready for moving up to year 4.
P.E will be on Tuesdays this half term.  Children should come to school in their PE kits.
 
Our new topics this term are:
Volcanoes and in Summer 2 we will be studying Italy as the Mediterranean country.
Children will find out why and how volcanoes erupt.  Where they are situated throughout the world and they will also learn about the different parts of a volcano.
In summer 2, our focus turns to Italy.  We will study the different areas of the country and the culture and beliefs.  Children will make a study of the geography and look closely at the mountainous areas.
 
ENGLISH
 This term, the children will be learning about Quest adventure stories and then moving on to writing persuasively.
St George and the Dragon is a well known story and the children will start off the writing of quests by focusing on it.
 
GUIDED READING
A new term means a change of book for guided reading.
3H- The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
3C- Nim's Island
 
MATHS
This term we will be continuing with fractions and using non-unit fractions to find parts of whole numbers.  We will then move on to measurements finding the length, mass and capacity of objects.  The term will finish with working out the size of angles and concentrating on statistics.  It's still very important for children to practise recall of times table facts.  
HOMEWORK
Homework will continue to be given out on Wednesdays and returned by the following Monday.
 
Please contact us if there is anything you are unsure about or need clarification.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Best wishes
The Year 3 team.
 
Science
We will be finding out how plants grow and identifying the necessary conditions.  The children will have a chance to grow their own broad bean and watch how the seed takes root and sends up leaves to collect the valuable light to help it grow.
 
R.E - What kind of world did Jesus want?
Jesus was born to help us see the kind of world that God wanted.  He wanted his children to behave well and love one another as he loves us.  The Good Samaritan is a well-known parable which demonstrates how we should care for one another.